Jewellery Workshop: Wax to Sterling Silver

Learn the lost-wax-casting process to create sterling silver jewellery


Coral Covey

Coral Covey

2k

6 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 4 to 10

label $290 (or 4 payments of $73 Afterpay)

During this single day workshop, your teacher Laura of Coral Covey will guide you through the design and creation process so you can make your own sterling silver pendant, ring or set of earrings.

Laura will introduce you to ancient jewellery techniques as well as some secret ones that she has developed within her own practice. You will learn how to carve and form jeweller's wax, which Laura will cast for you into solid sterling silver.

The workshop will begin with refreshments while you look out over the Kinglake National Park. Shortly after, Laura will explain the lost wax casting process stage by stage. She will guide you on choosing the right tools, selecting and carving the right jewellers wax, and realising your creative ideas.

Laura will explain a range of traditional wax carving techniques such as carving, sawing, filing and polishing. There will be multiple demonstrations along the way with individual tuition, specifically tailored to guide each student through the ideas behind their individual design. We will break at 1 pm for a fresh lunch cooked on site.

This workshop is designed for people of all ages and abilities. You will be encouraged to experiment with wax carving and moulding to create your own pendant, ring or set of earrings. To ensure individual attention can be given, class numbers are limited to six people per workshop.

Please note:

  • Larger groups can be arranged upon request, please get in contact via the 'Request' button.
  • Please inform Laura of any dietary requirements via the booking question at checkout.
  • During the workshop, you can cast one item of up to 7gm in silver. You are very welcome to make an extra piece, or have pieces gold-plated for an additional fee.
  • Booking changes or cancellations must be made 10 days prior to the workshop date, otherwise, your teacher is unable to offer a refund.



Knowledge required
No knowledge or skills required. This class is perfect for beginners!
 
What you'll get
You will receive a certificate of completion and be given notes on where to source jewellery tools and materials. Once the workshop is complete, Laura will cast your chosen wax item in solid sterling silver. She will professionally finish your item, cleaning it and adding hooks for earrings or a chain for pendants. She will then carefully package and post it to you within a three-week period.

Tools, equipment and materials – including sterling silver – will all be provided. Laura will also provide you with an apron and sketch paper to take notes and design your piece. Plus, you'll receive morning refreshments and a fresh lunch cooked on site.
 
What to bring
Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring reading glasses if you normally wear them.
 
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hens party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 10 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or Xmas gift.


Coral Covey adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.

Location

St Andrews, VIC

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Coral Covey
Coral Covey

2k

Coral Covey was founded in 2014 by the Australian jewellery designer, Laura Deakin, while she was based in Munich, Germany studying her Masters of Fine Art at the Munich Art Academy.

Laura is an established artist, gold and silversmith, illustrator, designer and maker. She is also a teacher and lecturer at RMIT University in the gold and silversmithing department. Her aim is to create jewellery that is not only environmentally sound but also gives back to her community. She designs, creates and finishes each piece by hand, with care and attention, ensuring only high quality, well designed and perfectly finished jewellery bears the Coral Covey maker’s mark.

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